Photos of the day: Christmas tree quest 2016

4 December 2016 Ah, me boys

We are a family that loves routine, and the highest elevation of a routine becomes tradition. There’s few traditions more sacred to our family than the annual trip out to Thomas Tree Farm to get a Christmas tree – and the photographing of said trip! This year, Lucas got to make the first couple of […]

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Autumn in review part two: Families come in all shapes and sizes

3 December 2016 Mothership Photography

I‘d mentioned in an earlier post that I’d fallen behind on sharing some of the photo sessions from this crazy busy autumn. When I looked at these together, I couldn’t help but notice that it illustrates the wide variety of family shapes and sizes that come to me seeking family photographs. When Maureen called me […]

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In which Willie gets the sister he never knew he wanted

28 November 2016 Life, the Universe and Everything

I mentioned in an earlier post that it’s been such a hectic autumn that I’ve dropped the ball on blogging pretty much entirely. Case in point? I wrote this in early October and clean forgot to publish it! So hey, here’s something really amazing that happened two months ago: *** We’ve been talking about getting […]

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Autumn in review part one: A Manotick Family

27 November 2016 Mothership Photography

Oh hey bloggy friends – long time, no see! Sorry I’ve been a little lazy with the blog updates this season. I’m just coming to the end of the most amazingly fun and busy photo season ever: I’ve had bookings, sometimes double and triple, almost every weekend since Labour Day. I’ve been so busy trying […]

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Photos of the day: Chilly portraits on the porch

13 November 2016 Mothership Photography

October was a rough month for outdoor portrait photographers. At least one day of every weekend in October was rainy and cold, and I had to reschedule more sessions this year than ever before due to poor weather conditions. In fact, this lovely family and I had to reschedule not once, not twice, but three […]

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Ho- Ho- Hooray for Holiday Parades 2016

11 November 2016 Happy holidays

Welcome to one of my favourite holiday traditions! Welcome to the original and most comprehensive listing of all the Christmas, Holiday and Santa Claus parades for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario and West Quebec. Can you believe we’ve been doing this post for eleven years? I’m a bit later posting this year’s list, and I can […]

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Photos of the day: Pumpkin picking 2016

30 October 2016 Photo of the Day

It’s been such a ridiculously, insanely busy month that we ALMOST didn’t get the chance to go pumpkin picking this year. In the end, we decided a quick pick from the yard of Miller’s pumpkin patch would suffice, rather than going back into the fields to select our seasonal squash. And everybody in the family […]

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Photos of the day: Perfect autumn morning in downtown Ottawa

21 October 2016 Life in Ottawa

I don’t miss the commute home from working downtown, but this season especially I have really missed poking around on my lunch breaks with my camera. When I was invited to attend a conference at the National Gallery this week, I set my alarm to arrive extra early and give myself some time to creep […]

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Ontario Brings Locally-grown Produce to SUBWAY® Restaurants (sponsored)

20 October 2016 Eating and thinking and thinking about eating

Over the last few years, we’ve slowly been tweaking our family’s dietary habits. I’ve talked a lot about how I’ve learned to cook, and I try to make smart choices when I buy ingredients. This means choosing local and sustainable whenever possible. So when I heard that one of our family favourite places to eat, […]

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Photos of the day: Piano in the Park at Watson’s Mill

25 September 2016 Lucas

I had heard about Pianos in the Park, but didn’t realize until this week that they had installed a piano right around the corner from us at our favourite place. The Ottawa version of Pianos in the Park (apparently it’s an international movement) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing pianos to local parks. They’ve […]

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